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Australian lawyers and doctors seek international help to rescue refugees detained on Nauru

  Incidents of self-harm and threats of suicide by children illegally and indefinitely detained on a remote island are reportedly on the increase. Yet authorities have decided to bar the doctors who were trying to help them. A leading lawyers’ group … Continue reading

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This deleted story by the Mail Online on the refugee crisis is most revealing

On 19 July 2017, The Canary wrote about how leaders of the far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement in Europe have chartered a ship to disrupt the activities of other ships in the Mediterranean that help to rescue refugees and migrants. The article also … Continue reading

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Is this the only way Australia’s illegally detained refugees can be liberated?

Desperation amongst the refugee community on the prison island of Nauru has reached critical point and over the last week has seen one man – Omid, a 23 year-old Iranian – die from self-immolation, a second man attempt the same, … Continue reading

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Syria’s starving need food airlift now! Plus statement from MSF

It has been estimated that more than half a million people are starving in Syria as a result of sieges of villages and towns by Syrian Government forces as well as anti-Assad forces. Right now, focus is on the town … Continue reading

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Kunduz hospital bombing: “This is NOT collateral damage” (MSF)

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve MSF staff members and at least seven patients, including three children, were … Continue reading

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Australia and refugees: new Govt law leaves direct action as only option

Last weekend the AMA (Australian Medical Association) threw down a gauntlet when it agreed at its annual conference to defy the new Border Force Act, which threatens imprisonment to doctors and other professionals – indeed, anyone – who reports on … Continue reading

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Rohingya refugees: Mediterranean rescuers prepared to assist once resources expanded

After being approached to see if it could offer a search and rescue for the Rohingya people in the seas off Myanmar, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has released a statement explaining that while its current resources are limited to … Continue reading

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Medics, Syria and the Geneva Conventions; reports from the (MSF) frontline

Doctors and medics who provide aid in conflict zones are protected by the Geneva Conventions, regardless of which ‘side’ they find themselves on. Recently nine medics – British citizens of Sudanese heritage and who were accompanied by two other medics … Continue reading

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